Online Lesson Plans at the Archives of Ontario

Online Lesson Plans from the Archives of Ontario Organized by Theme

Along with workshops and online exhibits, the Archives of Ontario provides History and Social Studies lesson plans that align with the Social Studies, History, and Canadian and World Studies curricula for grades 3 to 12. Developed by historians and classroom teachers, these plans feature primary source material from our extensive collections. View by theme or click here to browse by grade.

Children

Photograph of boys mugging for camera

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 10: Post-War Life: Girls, Boys, and Their Toys (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Youth & Ethnic Conflict in 1960s Toronto (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Early Ontario

Watercolour painting by Elizabeth Simcoe showing a lake with distant trees and hills

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 3: Travels with Elizabeth Simcoe (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Youth & Ethnic Conflict in 1960s Toronto (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Conflict and Change

Photograph of two young Spanish girls looking to the camera

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Who Has the Advantage? (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 8: Family Ties: Ontario at the Time of Confederation (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Centennial Ontario: Conflict, Change, and Identity in 1967 (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Youth & Ethnic Conflict in 1960s Toronto (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 12: The War of 1812: Loyalty and Treason In Upper Canada (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Interwar Years

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 10: Letters from the Depression (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Diaries and Letters

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 3: A Gentlewoman’s Sketch of Upper Canada (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: Anne Langton: Gentlewoman, Pioneer Settler, and Artist (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Should I Go OR Should I Stay? (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Tweeting the Past (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: A Diary of World War I (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Letters from the Depression (Word, PDF)
Scan of diary pages

Online Exhibits

Workshops

 

French Ontario

Online Exhibits

Politics

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 8: Family Ties: Ontario at the Time of Confederation (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 12 :The War of 1812: Loyalty and Treason In Upper Canada (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 12 : Political Cartoons and Foreign Pressures: Continuity & Change (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Post-World War 2

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 10: Post-War Life: Girls, Boys, and Their Toys (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Centennial Ontario: Conflict, Change, and Identity in 1967 (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Youth & Ethnic Conflict in 1960s Toronto (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Posters and Pamphlets

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 10: Evaluating Wartime Posters: Were they Good Propaganda?(Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Upper Canada

Scan of old map of Upper Canada

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 3: Travels with Elizabeth Simcoe (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 3: A Gentlewoman’s Sketch of Upper Canada (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: Anne Langton: Gentlewoman, Pioneer Settler and Artist (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Who Has the Advantage? (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Should I Go OR Should I Stay? (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Interpreting Evidence (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Tweeting the Past (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 12: The War of 1812: Loyalty and Treason In Upper Canada (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Workshops

War of 1812

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Who Has the Advantage? (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Should I Go OR Should I Stay? (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Interpreting Evidence (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: The War of 1812: Tweeting the Past (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 12: The War of 1812: Loyalty and Treason In Upper Canada (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

Workshops

Women

Lesson Plans

  • Grade 3: Travels with Elizabeth Simcoe (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 3: A Gentlewoman’s Sketch of Upper Canada (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 7: Anne Langton: Gentlewoman, Pioneer Settler and Artist (Word, PDF)
  • Grade 10: Working Women on the Homefront: World War II (Word, PDF)

Online Exhibits

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